Page 1
Section : General Aptitude
01. Hima Das was ____ only Indian athlete to win _____ gold for India.
(a) the a (b) the, many
(c) an, a (d) an, the
01. Ans: (a)
02. Daytime temperatures in Delhi can ______40
o
C.
(a) Peak (b) get
(c) Reach (d) Stand
02. Ans: (c)
Sol: reach. Means touch
03. A retaining wall with measurements 30 m× 12 m × 6 m was constructed with bricks of dimensions 8cm × 6cm
× 6cm. If 60% of the wall consists of bricks, the number of bricks used for the construction is ______ lakhs.
(a) 45 (b) 40
(c) 30 (d) 75
03. Ans: (a)
Sol: V olume of the wall : (3000 × 1200 × 600) cu. cm
V olume of all bricks put together = 0.6 × (3000 × 1200 × 600) cu.cm
V olume of each brick = (8 × 6 × 6) cu.cm
No of bricks used =
.
866
06 3000 1200 600
##
###
= 4500000 or 45 lakhs
04. The growth rate of ABC Motors in 2017 was the same ______ XYZ Motors in 2016.
(a) as that off (b) as off
(c) as that of (d) as those of
Page 2
Section : General Aptitude
01. Hima Das was ____ only Indian athlete to win _____ gold for India.
(a) the a (b) the, many
(c) an, a (d) an, the
01. Ans: (a)
02. Daytime temperatures in Delhi can ______40
o
C.
(a) Peak (b) get
(c) Reach (d) Stand
02. Ans: (c)
Sol: reach. Means touch
03. A retaining wall with measurements 30 m× 12 m × 6 m was constructed with bricks of dimensions 8cm × 6cm
× 6cm. If 60% of the wall consists of bricks, the number of bricks used for the construction is ______ lakhs.
(a) 45 (b) 40
(c) 30 (d) 75
03. Ans: (a)
Sol: V olume of the wall : (3000 × 1200 × 600) cu. cm
V olume of all bricks put together = 0.6 × (3000 × 1200 × 600) cu.cm
V olume of each brick = (8 × 6 × 6) cu.cm
No of bricks used =
.
866
06 3000 1200 600
##
###
= 4500000 or 45 lakhs
04. The growth rate of ABC Motors in 2017 was the same ______ XYZ Motors in 2016.
(a) as that off (b) as off
(c) as that of (d) as those of
04. Ans: (c)
Sol: as that of. growth rate is singular number.
05. Suresh wanted to lay a new carpet in his new mansion with an area of 70 × 55 sq. mts. However an area of 550
sq. mts. Had to be left out for flower pots. If the cost of carpet is Rs.50 per sq. mts., How much money (in Rs)
will be spent by Suresh for the carpet now?
(a) 1, 65, 000 (b) 2, 75, 000
(c) 1, 92, 500 (d) 1, 27, 500
05. Ans: (a)
Sol: Area to be computed = [(70 × 55)  550] or 3300 sq. m
Total cost of carpeting = 3300 × cost per sq.m
= 3300 × 50 rs
= Rs 1, 65,000
06. The Newspaper reports that over 500 hectares of tribal land spread across 28 tribal settlements in Mohinitam
puram forest division have already been “alienated”. A top forest official said, “First the tribals are duped out
of their land holdings. Second, the families thus rendered landless are often forced to encroach further into the
forests”.
On the basis of the information available in the paragraph, _____ is/are responsible for duping the tribals.
(a) landless families (b) forest officials
(c) it cannot be inferred who (d) the newspaper
06. Ans: (c)
Sol: cannot be inferred. Para doesn’t mention who is responsible.
07. An oil tan k can be filled by pipe X in 5 hours and pipe Y in 4 hours, each pump working on its own. When the
oil tank is full and the drainage hole is open, the oil is drained in 20 hours. If initially the tank was empty and
someone started the two pumps together but left the drainage hole open, how many hours will it take for the
tank to be filled? (Assume that the rate of drainage is independent of the Head)
(a) 2.00 (b) 2.50 (c) 4.00 (d) 1.50
Page 3
Section : General Aptitude
01. Hima Das was ____ only Indian athlete to win _____ gold for India.
(a) the a (b) the, many
(c) an, a (d) an, the
01. Ans: (a)
02. Daytime temperatures in Delhi can ______40
o
C.
(a) Peak (b) get
(c) Reach (d) Stand
02. Ans: (c)
Sol: reach. Means touch
03. A retaining wall with measurements 30 m× 12 m × 6 m was constructed with bricks of dimensions 8cm × 6cm
× 6cm. If 60% of the wall consists of bricks, the number of bricks used for the construction is ______ lakhs.
(a) 45 (b) 40
(c) 30 (d) 75
03. Ans: (a)
Sol: V olume of the wall : (3000 × 1200 × 600) cu. cm
V olume of all bricks put together = 0.6 × (3000 × 1200 × 600) cu.cm
V olume of each brick = (8 × 6 × 6) cu.cm
No of bricks used =
.
866
06 3000 1200 600
##
###
= 4500000 or 45 lakhs
04. The growth rate of ABC Motors in 2017 was the same ______ XYZ Motors in 2016.
(a) as that off (b) as off
(c) as that of (d) as those of
04. Ans: (c)
Sol: as that of. growth rate is singular number.
05. Suresh wanted to lay a new carpet in his new mansion with an area of 70 × 55 sq. mts. However an area of 550
sq. mts. Had to be left out for flower pots. If the cost of carpet is Rs.50 per sq. mts., How much money (in Rs)
will be spent by Suresh for the carpet now?
(a) 1, 65, 000 (b) 2, 75, 000
(c) 1, 92, 500 (d) 1, 27, 500
05. Ans: (a)
Sol: Area to be computed = [(70 × 55)  550] or 3300 sq. m
Total cost of carpeting = 3300 × cost per sq.m
= 3300 × 50 rs
= Rs 1, 65,000
06. The Newspaper reports that over 500 hectares of tribal land spread across 28 tribal settlements in Mohinitam
puram forest division have already been “alienated”. A top forest official said, “First the tribals are duped out
of their land holdings. Second, the families thus rendered landless are often forced to encroach further into the
forests”.
On the basis of the information available in the paragraph, _____ is/are responsible for duping the tribals.
(a) landless families (b) forest officials
(c) it cannot be inferred who (d) the newspaper
06. Ans: (c)
Sol: cannot be inferred. Para doesn’t mention who is responsible.
07. An oil tan k can be filled by pipe X in 5 hours and pipe Y in 4 hours, each pump working on its own. When the
oil tank is full and the drainage hole is open, the oil is drained in 20 hours. If initially the tank was empty and
someone started the two pumps together but left the drainage hole open, how many hours will it take for the
tank to be filled? (Assume that the rate of drainage is independent of the Head)
(a) 2.00 (b) 2.50 (c) 4.00 (d) 1.50
07. Ans: (b)
Sol: W ork done by pipes x,y and drain in the = ,& says
5
1
4
1
20
1

dn
? work done by pipes x, y and drain together = or or
5
1
4
1
20
1
20
8
5
2
+
 cm
? The time taken to fill the tank = . hrsorhrs
2
5
25
08. Populatio n of state X inc reased by x% and the population of state Y increased by y% from 2001 to 201 1.
Assume that x is greater than y . Let P be the ratio of the population of state X to state Y in a given year . The
percentage increase in P from 2001 to 2011 is _________.
(a)
y
xy
100
100
+
 `j
(b) x – y
(c)
y
x
(d)
x
xy
100
100
+
 `j
08. Ans: (a)
Sol: Let population of two states in 2001 ha asb ratio
t
max
P
b
a
=
Populatio n of two states in 201 1 = a + x/ya , b + y
2
/yb respectively
Ratio of population in 2011 i.e P in 2011 =
/
/
by gb
ax ga
+
+
bby
aax
100
100
=
+
+
09. “Popular Hindi fiction, d espite – or perhaps because of – its wide reach, often does not appear in our cinema. As
ideals that viewers are meant to look up to rather than identify with, Hindi film protagonists usually read books
of aspirational value: textbooks, English books, or high value literature.”
Which one of the follow ing CANNOT be inferred from the paragraph above?
(a) T extbooks, English books or high literature have aspirational value, but not popular Hindi fiction
(b) Protagonists in Hindi movies, being ideals for viewers, read only books of aspirational value
(c) People do not look up to writers of textbooks, English books or high value literature
(d) Though popular Hindi fiction has wide reach, it often does not appear in the movies
Page 4
Section : General Aptitude
01. Hima Das was ____ only Indian athlete to win _____ gold for India.
(a) the a (b) the, many
(c) an, a (d) an, the
01. Ans: (a)
02. Daytime temperatures in Delhi can ______40
o
C.
(a) Peak (b) get
(c) Reach (d) Stand
02. Ans: (c)
Sol: reach. Means touch
03. A retaining wall with measurements 30 m× 12 m × 6 m was constructed with bricks of dimensions 8cm × 6cm
× 6cm. If 60% of the wall consists of bricks, the number of bricks used for the construction is ______ lakhs.
(a) 45 (b) 40
(c) 30 (d) 75
03. Ans: (a)
Sol: V olume of the wall : (3000 × 1200 × 600) cu. cm
V olume of all bricks put together = 0.6 × (3000 × 1200 × 600) cu.cm
V olume of each brick = (8 × 6 × 6) cu.cm
No of bricks used =
.
866
06 3000 1200 600
##
###
= 4500000 or 45 lakhs
04. The growth rate of ABC Motors in 2017 was the same ______ XYZ Motors in 2016.
(a) as that off (b) as off
(c) as that of (d) as those of
04. Ans: (c)
Sol: as that of. growth rate is singular number.
05. Suresh wanted to lay a new carpet in his new mansion with an area of 70 × 55 sq. mts. However an area of 550
sq. mts. Had to be left out for flower pots. If the cost of carpet is Rs.50 per sq. mts., How much money (in Rs)
will be spent by Suresh for the carpet now?
(a) 1, 65, 000 (b) 2, 75, 000
(c) 1, 92, 500 (d) 1, 27, 500
05. Ans: (a)
Sol: Area to be computed = [(70 × 55)  550] or 3300 sq. m
Total cost of carpeting = 3300 × cost per sq.m
= 3300 × 50 rs
= Rs 1, 65,000
06. The Newspaper reports that over 500 hectares of tribal land spread across 28 tribal settlements in Mohinitam
puram forest division have already been “alienated”. A top forest official said, “First the tribals are duped out
of their land holdings. Second, the families thus rendered landless are often forced to encroach further into the
forests”.
On the basis of the information available in the paragraph, _____ is/are responsible for duping the tribals.
(a) landless families (b) forest officials
(c) it cannot be inferred who (d) the newspaper
06. Ans: (c)
Sol: cannot be inferred. Para doesn’t mention who is responsible.
07. An oil tan k can be filled by pipe X in 5 hours and pipe Y in 4 hours, each pump working on its own. When the
oil tank is full and the drainage hole is open, the oil is drained in 20 hours. If initially the tank was empty and
someone started the two pumps together but left the drainage hole open, how many hours will it take for the
tank to be filled? (Assume that the rate of drainage is independent of the Head)
(a) 2.00 (b) 2.50 (c) 4.00 (d) 1.50
07. Ans: (b)
Sol: W ork done by pipes x,y and drain in the = ,& says
5
1
4
1
20
1

dn
? work done by pipes x, y and drain together = or or
5
1
4
1
20
1
20
8
5
2
+
 cm
? The time taken to fill the tank = . hrsorhrs
2
5
25
08. Populatio n of state X inc reased by x% and the population of state Y increased by y% from 2001 to 201 1.
Assume that x is greater than y . Let P be the ratio of the population of state X to state Y in a given year . The
percentage increase in P from 2001 to 2011 is _________.
(a)
y
xy
100
100
+
 `j
(b) x – y
(c)
y
x
(d)
x
xy
100
100
+
 `j
08. Ans: (a)
Sol: Let population of two states in 2001 ha asb ratio
t
max
P
b
a
=
Populatio n of two states in 201 1 = a + x/ya , b + y
2
/yb respectively
Ratio of population in 2011 i.e P in 2011 =
/
/
by gb
ax ga
+
+
bby
aax
100
100
=
+
+
09. “Popular Hindi fiction, d espite – or perhaps because of – its wide reach, often does not appear in our cinema. As
ideals that viewers are meant to look up to rather than identify with, Hindi film protagonists usually read books
of aspirational value: textbooks, English books, or high value literature.”
Which one of the follow ing CANNOT be inferred from the paragraph above?
(a) T extbooks, English books or high literature have aspirational value, but not popular Hindi fiction
(b) Protagonists in Hindi movies, being ideals for viewers, read only books of aspirational value
(c) People do not look up to writers of textbooks, English books or high value literature
(d) Though popular Hindi fiction has wide reach, it often does not appear in the movies
09. Ans: (b)
Sol: para says usually. Not only
10. Mohan, the manager, wants his four workers to work in pairs. No pair should work for more than 5 hours. Ram
and John have worked together for 5 hours. Krishna and Amir have worked as a team for 2 hours. Krishna does
not want to work with Ram. Whom should Mohan allot to work with John, if he wants all the workers to contin
ue working?
(a) Amir (b) Krishna (c) Ram (d) None of the three
10. Ans: (b)
Sol: As Krishna does not want to work with Ram, he has to work only with John.
?Mohan should allot Krishna to John to work as a pair.
Note: Krishna already worked with Amir as a pair.
Page 5
Section : General Aptitude
01. Hima Das was ____ only Indian athlete to win _____ gold for India.
(a) the a (b) the, many
(c) an, a (d) an, the
01. Ans: (a)
02. Daytime temperatures in Delhi can ______40
o
C.
(a) Peak (b) get
(c) Reach (d) Stand
02. Ans: (c)
Sol: reach. Means touch
03. A retaining wall with measurements 30 m× 12 m × 6 m was constructed with bricks of dimensions 8cm × 6cm
× 6cm. If 60% of the wall consists of bricks, the number of bricks used for the construction is ______ lakhs.
(a) 45 (b) 40
(c) 30 (d) 75
03. Ans: (a)
Sol: V olume of the wall : (3000 × 1200 × 600) cu. cm
V olume of all bricks put together = 0.6 × (3000 × 1200 × 600) cu.cm
V olume of each brick = (8 × 6 × 6) cu.cm
No of bricks used =
.
866
06 3000 1200 600
##
###
= 4500000 or 45 lakhs
04. The growth rate of ABC Motors in 2017 was the same ______ XYZ Motors in 2016.
(a) as that off (b) as off
(c) as that of (d) as those of
04. Ans: (c)
Sol: as that of. growth rate is singular number.
05. Suresh wanted to lay a new carpet in his new mansion with an area of 70 × 55 sq. mts. However an area of 550
sq. mts. Had to be left out for flower pots. If the cost of carpet is Rs.50 per sq. mts., How much money (in Rs)
will be spent by Suresh for the carpet now?
(a) 1, 65, 000 (b) 2, 75, 000
(c) 1, 92, 500 (d) 1, 27, 500
05. Ans: (a)
Sol: Area to be computed = [(70 × 55)  550] or 3300 sq. m
Total cost of carpeting = 3300 × cost per sq.m
= 3300 × 50 rs
= Rs 1, 65,000
06. The Newspaper reports that over 500 hectares of tribal land spread across 28 tribal settlements in Mohinitam
puram forest division have already been “alienated”. A top forest official said, “First the tribals are duped out
of their land holdings. Second, the families thus rendered landless are often forced to encroach further into the
forests”.
On the basis of the information available in the paragraph, _____ is/are responsible for duping the tribals.
(a) landless families (b) forest officials
(c) it cannot be inferred who (d) the newspaper
06. Ans: (c)
Sol: cannot be inferred. Para doesn’t mention who is responsible.
07. An oil tan k can be filled by pipe X in 5 hours and pipe Y in 4 hours, each pump working on its own. When the
oil tank is full and the drainage hole is open, the oil is drained in 20 hours. If initially the tank was empty and
someone started the two pumps together but left the drainage hole open, how many hours will it take for the
tank to be filled? (Assume that the rate of drainage is independent of the Head)
(a) 2.00 (b) 2.50 (c) 4.00 (d) 1.50
07. Ans: (b)
Sol: W ork done by pipes x,y and drain in the = ,& says
5
1
4
1
20
1

dn
? work done by pipes x, y and drain together = or or
5
1
4
1
20
1
20
8
5
2
+
 cm
? The time taken to fill the tank = . hrsorhrs
2
5
25
08. Populatio n of state X inc reased by x% and the population of state Y increased by y% from 2001 to 201 1.
Assume that x is greater than y . Let P be the ratio of the population of state X to state Y in a given year . The
percentage increase in P from 2001 to 2011 is _________.
(a)
y
xy
100
100
+
 `j
(b) x – y
(c)
y
x
(d)
x
xy
100
100
+
 `j
08. Ans: (a)
Sol: Let population of two states in 2001 ha asb ratio
t
max
P
b
a
=
Populatio n of two states in 201 1 = a + x/ya , b + y
2
/yb respectively
Ratio of population in 2011 i.e P in 2011 =
/
/
by gb
ax ga
+
+
bby
aax
100
100
=
+
+
09. “Popular Hindi fiction, d espite – or perhaps because of – its wide reach, often does not appear in our cinema. As
ideals that viewers are meant to look up to rather than identify with, Hindi film protagonists usually read books
of aspirational value: textbooks, English books, or high value literature.”
Which one of the follow ing CANNOT be inferred from the paragraph above?
(a) T extbooks, English books or high literature have aspirational value, but not popular Hindi fiction
(b) Protagonists in Hindi movies, being ideals for viewers, read only books of aspirational value
(c) People do not look up to writers of textbooks, English books or high value literature
(d) Though popular Hindi fiction has wide reach, it often does not appear in the movies
09. Ans: (b)
Sol: para says usually. Not only
10. Mohan, the manager, wants his four workers to work in pairs. No pair should work for more than 5 hours. Ram
and John have worked together for 5 hours. Krishna and Amir have worked as a team for 2 hours. Krishna does
not want to work with Ram. Whom should Mohan allot to work with John, if he wants all the workers to contin
ue working?
(a) Amir (b) Krishna (c) Ram (d) None of the three
10. Ans: (b)
Sol: As Krishna does not want to work with Ram, he has to work only with John.
?Mohan should allot Krishna to John to work as a pair.
Note: Krishna already worked with Amir as a pair.
Section : Civil Engineering
01. If the fineness modulus of a sample of fine aggregates is 4.3, the mean size of the particles in the sample is be 
tween
(a) 1.18 mm and 2.36 mm (b) 2.36 mm and 4.75 mm
(c) 300 µm and 600 µm (d) 150 µm and 300 µm
01. Ans: (a)
Sol: F .M of mean size 2.36 = 5
F .M of mean size 1.18 = 4
Hence for F .M of 4.3, the mean size of aggregate will be between 1.18 mm and 2.36 mm.
02. Euclidean norm (length) of the vector [4 –2 –6]
T
is
(a) 56 (b) 24
(c) 48 (d) 12
02. Ans: (a)
Sol:
LetX
4
2
6
R
T
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
S
V
X
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
W
Norm X X4 26
2 2 2
] ] ^ g g h
16 436
56
=
03. The value of the functio n f(x) is given at n distinct values of x and its value is to be interpolated at the point x*,
using all the n points. The estimate is obtained first by the Lagrange polynomial, denoted by I
L
, and then by the
Newton polynomial, denoted by I
N
. Which one of the following statements is correct?
(a) I
L
and I
N
are always equal (b) I
L
is always greater than I
N
(c) No definite relation exists between I
L
and I
N
(d) I
L
is always less than I
N
03. Ans: (a)
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